Sometimes a forward can't lead directly towards the ball carrier, as the space in front of them is occupied, so an angular lead is required.
This drill practices leading diagonally into space, and kicking long to that player's advantage.
Every boundary throw-in will have variation in the depth and angle of the throw. Followers must carefully watch the ruckman while the ball is in-flight, and position themselves according to the predicted landing zone.
Players must be conditioned to keep running after disposing of the ball, rather than stopping, assuming their involvement is over. This drill trains players to run to assist the person they have given the ball to with a shepherd and instruction.
When stoppages occur around the ground, you may find yourself in a situation where you have a free player. This player can be used as a tap option, or support for the tap option. Players practice exploiting this extra body to win the clearance.
Players must remain switched on, always thinking about where to best position themself to receive a handball or pickup a crumb. This drill makes players aware they need to run to be front and square of the next contest.
This drill is excellent for testing the attacking and defending abilities of your players. Once the ball is turned over, players must quickly make the transition from attack to defense and vice versa.
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